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Experience Summary

B A C K G R O U N D [1994-2005] Coursework included theatre, film, acting, dance, posture & posing, balance, yoga & mediation [1994] The Suburban Prairie Conference Acting Competition / 2nd Place / Comedy Monologue [2000] The Suburban Prairie Conference H. S. Writer’s Competition / 2nd Place / Short Fiction Novel / Published [2000-2005] Northern Illinois University, Certificate of B.S. Degree Completion / Family, Consumer, & Nutrition Sciences (Emphasis on Family Social Services with a Focus on Marriage & Family Therapy) [2007] BARBIZON / Illinois State Licensed Instructor / Teach Aspiring Models & Actors / Children ages 12 – 17 [2007-2009] T.I.P.S. Certified and Food Service & Sanitation Certified [2007-2008] Marketing Director / Ed Rooney’s Real Estate Mentoring & Investing / Washington, D.C. [2008-2009] Event Coordinator & Talent Manager / P.I. Advertising: Sports, Entertainment, & Service Promotions / Chicago/LA/NY View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

R U N W A Y & F A S H I O N [ELITE Chicago / Petite Runway Division / Runway Instructor: Eva / 2003-2004] [M.A.C. Makeup show / Salon Runway Event / 2004] [FRAMESI Hair show / Salon Grand Opening Event / 2004] [L.I.B. FASHIONS / Fashion Promo Fridays at STARBUSTERS / www.starbusterslive.com / 2004-2005] [EVIL KITTY FASHIONS / Runway / www.evilkitty.net / Designer LYDIA WACHOSKA / club FOUR / June 17, 2006] [EVLOVE INTIMATES / Brand Representative 2006-2007 / Designer JENNY DOMBROWSKI / www.evloveintimates.com ~CHICAGO SWING Night / 20/40 Club / V.I.P. Game Room Mannequin Model / The Chicago Cultural Center / Nov. 4, 2006 ~Evlove’s Debut Fashion Show / Runway Model / Skylight Studios / Nov. 18, 2006 ~Evlove’s Shop Chicago Event / Mannequin Model / Chicago’s Union Station / March 22, 2007 ~Evlove’s Spring & Summer Show / Runway Model / Accent Café’ / May 18, 2006] [FLIRT Fashion Show / V.I.P. Charity Runway Event Model / www.shopflirt.com/ Reserve / January 19, 2007] [A.B.B.E. [A Beautiful Bridal Event] of Chicago / Bridal Expo Runway Model / 2007] [UR CHICAGO presents “Love Potion #9” Charity Event / Fresh Floral Fashion Show / Sound-Bar / Feb 2007] [CS: Modern Luxury Magazine / V.I.P. Event / Mannequin Model / Designer VIKA BROWN / www.vikabrown.com / Feb 13, 2007] [Midwest Beauty Show / Runway Hair Model / Stylist ANGELO DI PASCA / www.carissimasalons.com / March 2007] [INTERLUDE & Interlude Couture / Mannequin Model & Sales Rep / Bridal Expos / www.interludeusa.com / 2008-2009]

Skills

Other Skills

[1994-2005] Coursework included theatre, film, acting, dance, posture & posing, balance, yoga & mediation [1994] The Suburban Prairie Conference Acting Competition / 2nd Place / Comedy Monologue [2000] The Suburban Prairie Conference H. S. Writer’s Competition / 2nd Place / Short Fiction Novel / Published [2000-2005] Northern Illinois University, Certificate of B.S. Degree Completion / Family, Consumer, & Nutrition Sciences (Emphasis on Family Social Services with a Focus on Marriage & Family Therapy) [2007] BARBIZON / Illinois State Licensed Instructor / Teach Aspiring Models & Actors / Children ages 12 – 17 [2007-2009] T.I.P.S. Certified and Food Service & Sanitation Certified

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    [JAGER On-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2004] [MALIBU Rum On-premise Promotions / B.A. / 2005 & 2007] [LEVEL Vodka Holiday Promo / B.A. / 2006] [HEINEKEN Off-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2006] [COCA-COLA NHRA Tour / Event Staff / 2006] [ABSOLUT Vodka On-premise Sampling / B.A./ 2006] [FIJI Water On-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2007] [MICHELOB V.I.P. Holiday Party/ B.A. / 2007] [STOLI Vodka On-premise Promos / B.A. / 2007] [IMPERIA Russian Vodka Off & On-premise Samplings / B.A. / 2007] [REMY XO Off-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2007] [SAPPORO Beer U.S.A. / Chicago Representative / 2006 - 2008] [TRAGO Tequila Off & On-premise Promos/ B.A. / 2007] [JOSE CUERVO & MAXIM Magazine’s ‘Hot Beach Girl Contest’ / Contestant / AVP Chicago / August 2007] [HORNITOS of Sauza Tequila / ‘Midnight in the Garden of Agave’: V.I.P. Party / Body Painting Model / Oct 2008] [SMIRNOFF Vodka Off-premise Samplings / B.A. / Jan 2009] [LETOURMENT VERT ABSINTHE / Off & On-premise Samplings / B.A. /

  • Auditing

    n/a

  • Bar Promotions

    [JAGER On-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2004] [MALIBU Rum On-premise Promotions / B.A. / 2005 & 2007] [LEVEL Vodka Holiday Promo / B.A. / 2006] [HEINEKEN Off-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2006] [ABSOLUT Vodka On-premise Sampling / B.A./ 2006] [MICHELOB V.I.P. Holiday Party/ B.A. / 2007] [STOLI Vodka On-premise Promos / B.A. / 2007] [IMPERIA Russian Vodka Off & On-premise Samplings / B.A. / 2007] [REMY XO Off-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2007] [SAPPORO Beer U.S.A. / Chicago Representative / 2006 - 2008] [TRAGO Tequila Off & On-premise Promos/ B.A. / 2007] [JOSE CUERVO & MAXIM Magazine’s ‘Hot Beach Girl Contest’ / Contestant / AVP Chicago / August 2007] [HORNITOS of Sauza Tequila / ‘Midnight in the Garden of Agave’: V.I.P. Party / Body Painting Model / Oct 2008] [SMIRNOFF Vodka Off-premise Samplings / B.A. / Jan 2009] [LETOURMENT VERT ABSINTHE / Off & On-premise Samplings / B.A. / Feb - April 2009] [NEW AMSTERDAM Gin / Off-premise Sampling / B.A. / Feb & March 2009] [ROS

  • Brand Ambassador

    [FIGHT CHIX / Women’s MMA Clothing & Training Gear / Brand Representative / www.fightchix.com / Chicago / March - May 2009] [KALKOMAT AMUSEMENT INC. / Eminent Promo’s Boxing Tournaments / Ring Girl / www.BoxingChampionships.com / IL / 2009] [ESPN / ESPNChicago.com Launch / Event Staff / Chicago’s Union Station / www.ESPNChicago.com / April 2009]

  • Concerts & Sports Event

    [NBA & HAIER present the NBA Prize Wheel / Production Assistant / www.haieramerica.com / Taste of Chicago / July 2009] [LIVE NATION / 1st Midwest Bank Amphitheatre / VIP Server & Promoter / Tinley Park, IL / July 2006 – October 2006]

  • Costume and Character

    [FOX’S THE SIMPSONS / St. Patty’s Day Street Team / Marge Simpson /www.thesimpsonsmobile.com / Chicago / March 2009] [ABBOTT LABS / Freestyle Lite “Butterfly” Mascot / American Diabetes Association / www.abbott.com / June 2007]

  • Data Capture

    @ many events!

  • Demonstration

    [GOLD PEAK TEA of Coca-Cola / Wet Sampling @ Wells Street Art Festival / B.A. / Chicago / June 2009] [FIJI Water On-premise Sampling / B.A. / 2007] [COCA-COLA NHRA Tour / Event Staff / 2006] [WedgE! (WEDG-EE) / NRA Show / Event Staff & Demonstrator / www.restaurant.org / May 2007 - 2009]

  • Event Management

    [U.S. ARMY / “Strength in Action Tour” / Event Staff / Chicago Blues Fest & NHRA @ NJ / www.goarmy.com / June 2008]

  • Exhibitions

    [LEXUS / “Light & Speed” Exhibit / Production Assistant / www.lexus.com/ Chicago / February 2007]

  • Flyering

    [IMAGE Chicago Magazine / Street Team / July 2006-October 2006]

  • Greeter / Host(ess)

    [LEXUS / “Taste of Lexus” / Autobahn Country Club Joliet / Production Assistant / www.lexus.com / May 2008]

  • Health & Beauty Demo

    [VICTORIA’S SECRET / VSX Sport Line / Brand Ambassador & Mannequin Model / Lifetime Fitness & LA Fitness / Jan 2009] [SECRET / Secret’s ‘Because You’re Hot’ Tattoo Blitz / Promo Model / AVP Chicago / www.secret.com / August 2007] [RIMMEL / Rimmel London Lash MAXXX Mascara / Demo Model / www.rimmellondon.com / September 2007] [L’OREAL / L'Oreal Style Space Mall Tour / Production Assistant / www.loreal.com / April 2007] [VASELINE Lotion / Mobil Demonstration / Brand Ambassador / www.unilever.com / November 2006] [AXE / Monthly In-store Samplings / Brand Ambassador a.k.a. ‘Axe Angel’ / www.theaxeeffect.com / 2006-2007] [DOVE / Monthly In-store Samplings / Brand Ambassador / www.dove.com / 2006-2007] [SUAVE / ‘Be Beautiful Everyday’ Campaign / Brand Ambassador / www.suave.com / October 2006]

  • Hospitality

    Yes

  • In Store Demonstrator

    [HASBRO / ‘Attacktix’ Toy Demo / Brand Ambassador / www.hasbro.com / March 2007]

  • Mall Events

    [ABERCROMBIE & FITCH / Mannequin Model / Old Orchard Mall / Skokie / 2002-2003]

  • Market Research / Surveys

    [RIBFEST/ Street Team for Chamber of Commerce / Event Staff / Chicago / www.northcenterchamber.com / May 2009]

  • Merchandising

    Yes

  • Modelling

    [QUEEN OF CHICAGO modeling competition / Contestant / placed 13th out of 50 / www.registerchicago.com / 2006]

  • Mystery Shopping

    Yes

  • Presenting

    Yes

  • Roadshows

    Yes

  • Sales

    [STARBUSTERS Bar, Grill, Music Venue & Night Club / Model & Promotions / www.starbusterslive.com / 2004-2005]

  • Sampling

    [CAO Cigars / Belicoso Cigar Lounge / Brand Representative: ‘Karma Sutra Splash Flavorette’ / www.caocigars.com / Feb. 2007]

  • Set Up / Labor

    [FRESHPET / International Kennel Club Expo / Backup Brand Ambassador/ McCormick Place / Chicago / Feb 2009]

  • Technology

    [T-MOBILE / T-Mobile New Product Launch Event / Production Assistant / Chicago / www.tmobile.com / July 2009] [I-JOY & I-BOARD / AVP's Pro Beach Volleyball Tour / Event Staff / Chicago / www.ijoy.com / July 2006]

  • Tour Manager

    [JOHNSON & JOHNSON / Sara Evans Celebrity Signing / Lead Guide / www.johnsonsforyou.com / Indiana / June 2007] [U.S. ARMY / “Strength in Action Tour” / Team Lead / Taste of Chicago / www.goarmy.com / July 2008] [U.S. ARMY / “Strength in Action Tour” / Team Lead / NHRA @ Indianapolis / www.goarmy.com / Aug & Sept 2008] [SHECKY’S / Girl’s Night Out @ Union Station / Street Team Lead / www.sheckys.com / Chicago / March 2009] [RUSSIAN STANDARD [??????? ????????] Vodka / Off–premise Samplings / Tour Manager / IL / 2008-2010] [LIFELOCK / The LifeLock 400 NASCAR Race / Team Lead / www.lifelock.com / Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet IL / July 2009]

  • Tradeshows / Conferences

    [HONDA / “Honda Insight” / Test Drive Demonstration / Production Assistant / www.honda.com / April 2009] [WINDOWS MOBILE / Microsoft Windows featuring the LG Incite by AT&T / Production Assistant / Chicago / March 2009] [S.C. COLLEGE of EMERGENCY / Physicians Demonstration Model / www.emergencyultrasound.com / June 2008]

  • Acting

    F I L M [“Stone & Ed” / Movie Extra: Dancing Girl @ Reggae concert / www.maverickentertainment.cc / Filmed 2005 / Released 2008] [Rolando Gomez / Instructional DVD / www.rolandogomez.net / Filmed July 2007]

  • Bar Tender

    see experience on resume'

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Word Adobe: Painter, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Word Adobe: Painter, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Dancer

    Conga-line dancer for [MALIBU Rum On-premise Promotions / B.A. / 2005 & 2007]

  • Driving License

    YES

  • First Aid Certificate

    YES

  • Food Service Certification

    T.I.P.S. certified

  • Own Car

    YES

  • Public Speaking

    Professional Speaker.

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    Hobbie

  • Wait Staff

    Experienced server 3+ years.

  • Qualifications

    Aug. 2000 – May 2005 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL Family, Consumer, Nutrition Sciences (B.S.) ? Emphasis on Family Social Service ? Focus on Marriage & Family Therapy Aug. 1996 – May 2000 Ridgewood High School Norridge, IL General Studies [High School Diploma]

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